Ikanos Achieves Major Milestone With 100 Million Ports Shipped; Leads Global
VDSL Chipset Market
Company Has Shipped Nearly Half a Billion VDSL and ADSL Ports to
Carriers Worldwide; VDSL Chip Performance Eclipses All Competitors
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/13 -- Ikanos Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today
announced it has achieved a major industry milestone with shipment of
more than 100 million VDSL ports, making it the world leader in VDSL
port shipments to date. Ikanos also reported today that its
cumulative VDSL and ADSL port shipments have reached nearly half a
billion, as the demand for high-speed broadband access continues to
"Our research shows that Ikanos' cumulative shipments of VDSL ports
(CO and CPE) exceed that of any other supplier," said Lee Ratliff,
principal analyst at the market research firm IHS. "In addition,
Ikanos has long been a leader in developing VDSL technology,
including its work on vectoring, which has extended the life of
carriers' copper networks and has made relatively inexpensive
Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) architectures a competitive alternative to
Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) for years to come."
Ikanos has demonstrated its superior rate-and-reach performance in a
series of lab trials this year, in which its Velocity(TM)-3 and
Fusiv(R) Vx185 chipsets achieved 150Mbps aggregate performance over a
500-meter copper cable in a 192-line vectoring group. Subsequently,
Ikanos also achieved best-in-class performance of 300Mbps at 200
meters on a single copper pair with existing silicon. These
achievements confirm the company's ability to offer the highest
industry performance in Fiber to the Node (FTTN) and Fiber to the
Distribution Point (FTTdp) access network architectures.
"Ikanos was the first silicon provider to deploy VDSL, and
maintaining our technology leadership has always been a priority for
us," said Omid Tahernia, CEO of Ikanos. "As DSL standards have
evolved to more advanced technologies, Ikanos has been there to drive
these advancements, through our innovative and unique NodeScale(TM)
vectoring and bonding that enable unparalleled scalability and
provisioning flexibility. Reaching the 100 million mark in VDSL port
shipments is a significant achievement for us, and reaffirms our
leadership in the market and our commitment to the industry. This is
particularly important in an era when global carriers are
accelerating their transition from ADSL to VDSL in order to provide
consumers with triple-play and other value-add services."
Another Industry First: On-Chip Diagnostics
In June 2013, Ikanos capitalized on its technology leadership and
market position, introducing inSIGHT Broadband eXperience Manager
(BXM), the industry's first in-home broadband diagnostic and
monitoring software solution integrated into a DSL communications
processor. Built on the company's Fusiv(R) family of communications
processors, inSIGHT changes the economics of broadband service
delivery by enabling carrier personnel to diagnose and resolve
complex performance and connectivity issues remotely, thereby
reducing the number of service calls and truck rolls, reducing
service provider Opex and improving the subscriber's quality of
Where carriers have traditionally required truck rolls for problem
diagnosis and repair, the in-home diagnostics on the Fusiv(R) chip
have changed the equation, providing an improved model that allows
consumers to solve routine issues and reduce performance loss or
downtime. With inSIGHT, Ikanos has given carriers a single-vendor
solution for high-performance broadband access and problem
diagnostics and resolution.
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc.
(NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband
semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The
company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other
offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment
for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and
telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit
Copyright 2013 Ikanos Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Ikanos Communications, Ikanos, the Ikanos logo, the Bandwidth without
boundaries tagline, Fusiv, Ikanos Velocity and Ikanos NodeScale are
among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos
Communications. All other trademarks mentioned herein are properties
of their respective holders.
Investor Relations Contact:
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Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
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